Denis in Okonjima Namibia

Your guided safari – helpful information page will be on hand to assist in any way during your safari and above all you can sit back and enjoy your trip.  In Addition the following information will help you prepare for your safari and answer some questions that we are sure you have!

PACKING GUIDE

When packing clothes, please keep in mind that you are not allowed to exit the vehicle while you are driving in Etosha National Park.  As such, pack comfortable clothing for warm weather, such as shorts, t-shirts and tops.

If you are visiting Swakopmund then you can experience all four seasons in one day so you may need warm clothing for this part of your trip.

CLOTHES:

Natural toned, light weight clothes

Comfortable shoes as well as sandals or flip-flops

Fleece or sweater and a warm jacket for colder winter nights (May – August)

Swimsuit

Towels if you want to go swimming

Hat

Sunglasses

Namibia is a very relaxed country and as such there is no need to dress for dinner.

EQUIPMENT:

Good quality flashlight and spare batteries/bulbs – a head torch is most useful

Camera with spare batteries, film or memory cards

Good quality pair of binoculars (8×30 or better)

Travel adaptor – Namibia uses plus types D and M.  Plug type D is the plug which has three round pins in a triangular pattern and plug type M is the plug which has three round pins. Namibia operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

In car charger compatible with your devices

Reusable shopping bags to avoid using plastic bags while shopping in-country

Reusable water bottle for each person travelling

Small Rucksack

PERSONAL ITEMS:

Sun block

Lip balm

Insect repellent

Insect Bite Cream

Toiletries and any medicines

Moisturiser

FIRST AID KIT:

General First Aid Kit

Steri strips

Surgical Gloves

Needles and Syringes ( It is normally advisable to take your own needles and syringes when travelling to rural Africa)

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

It is your responsibility to ensure you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your holiday.

MONEY:

Cash:  You should take South African Rand.  South African Rand is accepted throughout Namibia it is exchangeable like for like 1ZAR = 1N$ .  You could  get your change in either currency,  which have the same value, but be aware that you cannot exchange or use Namibian Dollars outside of Namibia.  So please try and use all your Namibian Dollars before you leave Namibia.

Credit Cards are usually accepted in the main towns and lodges.  ATMS are not usually available outside the major towns and cities.

We are asked how much cash should you take.  That will depend on many factors and as such is impossible for us to answer!!  Here is an idea of prices:

Three course meal for two:  £25,  A domestic bottle of beer:  £1.10,  An imported bottle of beer:  £1.30, Bottle of wine:  £4 to £5, 5 litre bottle water:  £1.60, Can of Coke: £0.65, 125 g bag of crisps: £0.85, Diesel: £0.70 per litre

Transfers.

All our guided safaris include collection from the arrival airport and taking back to the departing airport.

If you need any help or further information please on our guided safari – helpful information contact us

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